London-based independent studio, Solar Sail Games, and publisher Curve Digital have announced that the hand-animated survival RPG Smoke and Sacrifice is set for release on May 31st on PC and Nintendo Switch. The game is also set to arrive on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One later in 2018.
Set in a darkly fantastical world where grotesque creatures roam and harsh societal customs rule, players assume the role of Sachi, a young mother on a quest to discover the fate of her child.
Taking cues from modern survival classics, Smoke and Sacrifice aims to evolve the genre with its deeply personal story and complex ecosystem. Creatures forage, mate, breed and prey on one another, creating a living world. Only by taming the game’s wilds can Sachi hope to unravel the mystery at the heart of Smoke and Sacrifice.
Watch the Smoke and Sacrifice trailer below:
Depicted in a beautiful, hand-drawn style, Smoke and Sacrifice’s storybook visuals belie its brutal story of motherhood and survival. Sachi doesn’t just have to worry about the the game’s antagonists – the entire game world poses a threat. Players can alter the behaviour of plant and animal life but this may also limit the resources Sachi has to craft items from. The deadly smoke also poses unique challenges throughout the game, altering enemy as well as player behaviour.
Smoke and Sacrifice will launch at a cost of £19.99 with a 20% discount for its first 2 weeks of sale.
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